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Out in the cold? Will the two biggest football broadcasters face a winter of discontent from pubs?
Get the biggest football stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Hundreds of struggling pubs could call time when Sky and BT Sport hike charges in the New Year.
Campaigners say it is set to be final straw for pubs already hit by higher costs. Sky is increasing its subscription rates by 5 per cent while BT charges are rising by 4.
In the past you had to have a dish and a box to get Sky Sports. Now you can spend a couple of quid on a pass and watch it with a cheap can of lager on your sofa. Yet the broadcasters still want this whopping increase.
Industry bosses have blamed increased rent and rates, fierce competition from supermarkets and the smoking ban. I could get a mortgage and buy a pub for that.
The price is based on business rates and pubs pay nearly twice as much for these compared to other businesses. Any further increases for pubs would be damaging.